Does your future job include writing, marketing, promotions, journalism or public relations?  Completing the Communications Program will prepare you to transfer and finish a degree in any one of these fields at a four-year institution!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Associate of Arts Degree in Communication (A.A.)


It’s no secret that the Communication Program at Indian Hills Community College will change your life. The Internet and social media changed our world. They changed how we talk to each other. How companies talk to us. How the media tells stories.

With our Communication Program you’ll be a lean, mean communication machine. Speech writing. Putting out press releases. Crafting advertisements. Representing a business as a spokesperson. Raising money and awareness for nonprofits. Working with media to tell your story. It’s your moment. So come grab it at Indian Hills!


What you will learn:
  • Understand the function of public relations as a business and organizational tool as it is used to influence public opinion
  • Explain the relationship between public relations, the business, or organizational culture/climate and the media
  • Identify and create methods of communication suited to the business or organization that will influence internal and/or external public opinion


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details below to see how our Associate of Arts Degree in Communication from Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. career as a journalist, writer, or part of a marketing firm, or even transfer to a four-year college to receive your Bachelor’s Degree!


  Tuition & Financial Aid Request More Information
Visit Campus Program Details Apply Now



Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Craig!

craigCraig  Payne, Program Director, English/Humanities
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1831 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1831
[email protected]